Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Today is the date on which Canadians from coast to coast and around the world celebrate the anniversary of Confederation - the 138th anniversary, in this case. Canada Day is, naturally, big doings in Ottawa, and perhaps a little bigger than usual this year given the official return of the original Maple Leaf flag after many years in storage (interestingly enough, in Belgium). Given that the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War comes this year, today's celebrations also include a special focus on Canadian war veterans. Trans-national neighbors Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan marked the close proximity of Canada Day and American Independence Day with a joint fireworks display reported here. In Denver, rumor has it the Canadians in our group will be having a celebration of their own. For my own part, I don't know how many Canadian readers I have, but if you're out there, take a break from reading my musings and enjoy your nation's birthday. Happy Canada Day, AMDG.


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